Dolphins and Saints take NFL national anthem demonstrations to next phase; Trump tweets again

Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Still kneel during the national anthem ahead of the Dolphins’ game against the Saints in London. (Paul Childs/Reuters)

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The NFL season reached the quarter-pole Thursday night, with the Green Bay Packers taking the story of player demonstrations during the national anthem into the new week. The Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints continued things Sunday morning, with the Saints collectively taking a knee before their game in London, before rising and linking arms for the singing of the national anthem. Meanwhile, three members of the Dolphins, tight end Julius Thomas, safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills, continued to kneel during the anthem, performed by Darius Rucker.

It may be one of the few anthem scenes shown today, at least during Fox’s NFL coverage. The network planned to to revert to the usual practice of selling that time to advertisers. The anthem is typically only shown on telecasts on the Thursday night kickoff game and before the Super Bowl.


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